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Tour de Picardie 2014

Date range:
May 16-18

May 16, Stage 1: Fort-Mahon-Plage - Estrées-Saint-Denis 191km

Coquard tops Demare in Picardie opener

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 16, 2014, 16:37 BST,
Updated:
May 17, 2014, 7:31 BST

Europcar rider takes first yellow jersey

Stage one of the Tour de Picardie was a dual between two 22-year-old French sprinters with Bryan Coquard (Europcar) edging and Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr) on the line after 191km of racing.

"It was my first race after La Flèche Wallonne and I did not feel the tip-top," Coquard told L'Equipe. "When Arnaud launched the sprint, I was a little bit behind but I sprinted like a track rider and got back to him.

"This is a victory that means a lot because it is a sign of nice things and shows that I gradually approach the world's best sprinters.

"Démare lost a battle but not the war because he took bonuses in the final intermediate sprint. We will try to keep the jersey, but my Tour de Picardie is already successful. The rest will be a bonus."

It was a warm start at Fort-Mahon-Plage and with an average speed of 48.7 km/h for the first hour, the racing was hot. After 49km, the day’s break was formed with Tim Declercq (Topsport), Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Nikolas Maes (Omega-Pharma Quick Step) and Frenchman Christophe Laporte (Cofidis).

Gilbert showed he meant business as he crossed the Condé-Folie climb in first place to take enough points to pull on the polka-dot best climber's jersey at the end of today's stage.

Back in the peloton, FDJ.fr controlled the chase which had a lead of around 2:00 minutes. With 30km left to race, the break was reeled in.
Démare won an intermediate sprint for three precious bonus seconds although Coquard refrained from sprinting. With 7km to go, seven riders hit the deck including Philippe Gilbert, who emerged unscathed, and a mass sprint loomed in Estrées-Saint-Denis.

In the finale, Coquard managed to overtake the 2011 U23 world champion in the last 100 metres to beat him by a wheel. It was Coquard's second stage win at the Tour de Picardie, after the won he took in Bailleul-sur-Thérain last year.

Coquard also leads the race overall with stage two, a 176km jaunt from Mouy - Beaurieux to Chemin des Dames.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 4:17:27  
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr    
3 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
5 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
6 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
7 Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
8 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
10 Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
11 Kristan Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka    
12 Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
13 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano    
14 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
15 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale    
16 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
17 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
18 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
19 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
20 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
21 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
22 Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
23 Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
24 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr    
25 Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
26 Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
27 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
28 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
29 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
30 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
31 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
32 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
33 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
35 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
36 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
37 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
38 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr    
39 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
40 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
41 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano    
42 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
43 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
44 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
45 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Clément Saint-Martin (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
47 Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr    
49 Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
50 Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
51 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
52 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
53 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
54 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
55 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:21  
56 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar 0:01:17  
57 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:01:25  
58 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
59 Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:01:45  
60 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:02:24  
61 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:02:41  
62 Steven Tronet (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93 0:03:02  
63 Frederic Brun (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
64 Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
65 Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
66 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
67 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano    
68 Julien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
69 Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
70 Justin Jules (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
71 Romain Pillon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
72 Erwann Corbel (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
73 Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
74 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
75 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
76 Yannis Yssaad (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
77 Timothy Dupont (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
78 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
79 Alo Jakin (Est) Bigmat-Auber 93    
80 Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
81 Florent Mottet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
82 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
83 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
84 Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
85 Loïc Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
86 Benjamin Le Montagner (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
87 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
88 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
89 Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
90 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
91 Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team    
92 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
93 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
94 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
95 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
96 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
97 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
98 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    
99 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
100 Théo Vimpere (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
101 Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
102 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
103 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
104 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Team Giant-Shimano    
105 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
106 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:15  
107 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13 0:05:41  
108 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:05:43  
109 Maxime Renault (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93 0:06:29  
110 Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
111 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
112 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar    
113 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
114 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar    
115 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) MTN - Qhubeka    
116 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
117 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
118 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka    
119 Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:12:22  
120 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr    
121 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ.fr    
DNF José Goncalves (Por) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
Sprint 1 - Quinquempoix
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2  
3 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
Sprint 2 - Estrées-Saint-Denis, lap 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 3  pts
2 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 2  
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 15  pts
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 12  
3 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 9  
4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 7  
5 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 6  
6 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 5  
7 Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 4  
8 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team 3  
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 2  
10 Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de Condé-Folie
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4  pts
2 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
3 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
Most aggressive rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 12:52:21  
2 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
3 Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
4 Team Giant-Shimano    
5 FDJ.fr    
6 AG2R La Mondiale    
7 Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
8 Team Europcar    
9 BMC Racing Team    
10 Astana Pro Team    
11 Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:03:02  
12 Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
13 Wallonie - Bruxelles    
14 BigMat - Auber 93 0:06:04  
15 MTN - Qhubeka    
16 La Pomme Marseille    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 4:17:17  
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:01  
3 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:06  
4 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:07  
5 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:00:08  
6 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:09  
7 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:10  
8 Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
9 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
10 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
11 Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
12 Kristan Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka    
13 Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
14 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano    
15 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
16 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale    
17 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
18 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
19 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
20 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
21 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
23 Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
24 Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
25 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr    
26 Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
27 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
28 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
29 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
30 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
31 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
32 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
33 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
35 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
36 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
37 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
38 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr    
39 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
40 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano    
41 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
42 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
43 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
44 Clément Saint-Martin (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
45 Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr    
47 Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
48 Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
49 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
50 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
51 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
52 Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:00:30  
53 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
54 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:31  
55 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:38  
56 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar 0:01:27  
57 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:01:35  
58 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
59 Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:01:55  
60 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:02:34  
61 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:02:51  
62 Steven Tronet (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93 0:03:12  
63 Frederic Brun (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
64 Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
65 Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
66 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
67 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano    
68 Julien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
69 Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
70 Justin Jules (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
71 Romain Pillon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
72 Erwann Corbel (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
73 Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
74 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
75 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
76 Yannis Yssaad (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
77 Timothy Dupont (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
78 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
79 Alo Jakin (Est) Bigmat-Auber 93    
80 Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
81 Florent Mottet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
82 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
83 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
84 Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
85 Loïc Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
86 Benjamin Le Montagner (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
87 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
88 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
89 Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
90 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
91 Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team    
92 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
93 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
94 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
95 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
96 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
97 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
98 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    
99 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
100 Théo Vimpere (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93    
101 Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
102 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
103 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13    
104 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Team Giant-Shimano    
105 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
106 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:25  
107 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme-Marseille 13 0:05:51  
108 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:05:53  
109 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:06:38  
110 Maxime Renault (Fra) Bigmat-Auber 93 0:06:39  
111 Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
112 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
113 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar    
114 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
115 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar    
116 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) MTN - Qhubeka    
117 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
118 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka    
119 Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:12:32  
120 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr    
121 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ.fr    
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 15  pts
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 15  
3 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 9  
4 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 8  
5 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 8  
6 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 5  
7 Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 4  
8 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  
9 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team 3  
10 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 2  
11 Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 1  
12 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
13 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team -3  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4  pts
2 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
3 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 12:52:21  
2 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
3 Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
4 Team Giant-Shimano    
5 FDJ.fr    
6 AG2R La Mondiale    
7 Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
8 Team Europcar    
9 BMC Racing Team    
10 Astana Pro Team    
11 Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:03:02  
12 Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
13 Wallonie - Bruxelles    
14 BigMat - Auber 93 0:06:04  
15 MTN - Qhubeka    
16 La Pomme Marseille